TITLE

Solo or with tPA, is Gleevec a potential stroke treatment?

AUTHOR(S)
Breindl, Anette
PUB. DATE
July 2008
SOURCE
Cardiovascular Devices & Drugs;Jul2008, Vol. 14 Issue 7, p15
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the results of a study on the potential use of Gleevec, either alone or in combination with a tissue plasminogen activator (tPA), for stroke treatment, conducted by Daniel Lawrence and his colleagues from the University of Michigan and Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden. The research revealed that mice that were given Gleevec and tPA had lessened bleeding compared to untreated animals. Laurence said that researchers aim that the Gleevec will minimize cerebral swelling.
ACCESSION #
33516922

 

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